‘Vaccination effective in fighting Covid 2nd wave’

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‘Vaccination effective in fighting Covid 2nd wave’

Tuesday, 04 May 2021 | PNS | Ranchi

A single dose of the Covid 19 vaccine cuts a person’s risk of transmitting SARS-CoV-2 to their closest contacts by as much as half, claim doctors. Also, if a person has taken both doses of vaccine, even if he gets infected there are 90 per cent chances that he can recover from infection with minor treatment.

Doctors and researchers claim that vaccines are proving to be an important tool in preventing corona infection and also fighting against the virus. The virus is not having a serious complication on the body which has been vaccinated. Most of the infected people who are in critical condition at the government and private hospitals of the capital have not taken the vaccine. Doctors say that in the last one month, it has been seen that only 5 to 10 per cent of the infected people coming to the hospital in critical condition are those who have not taken the first or second dose of corona vaccines. That is, 90 to 95 per cent of people reaching hospital in serious conditions are those who have not taken the vaccines.

Dr Ashok Mishra of Indian Medical Association (IMA) says, “It has been observed that those people who have taken both the doses of vaccines there body develop enough immunity power to fight against their virus. Even if the virus attacks the person it will not affect much and they will be treated with minor treatment.”

Mishra said after taking the vaccine, the antibody Covid 19 prepared in the body is able to fight rapidly against the virus. This prevents the spread of the virus. Echoing the views of Mishra another medical practitioner says that among those who have taken both the doses, the danger is even less.

RIMS Critical Care Specialist, Dr. Pradeep Bhattacharya says, “Taking vaccines increases immunity in the body. More than 90 to 95 percent of patients reaching hospital in critical condition are those who have not taken vaccines. If he had taken the vaccine, they would not have come to the hospital at all.”

Meanwhile, Jharkhand continues to report a triple-digit-spike in Covid deaths on Sunday as at least 115 patients, including 42 from Ranchi alone, died during treatment in the past 24 hours, taking the Covid toll in the state close to the 3,000-mark, figures compiled by the National Health Mission (NHM) highlighted. Around 2.66 crore population in Jharkhand have taken their first dose of vaccines till date.

The State on Sunday administered the first dose of vaccine against Covid-19 to 4,200 people, while the second dose was administered to as many as 5,607 beneficiaries. Jharkhand is yet to start vaccination for people in the age bracket of 18 to 44 years.

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